Posts from ‘April, 2012’

Units responding for arcing wire in Lake Shangri-la area

At 12:29 p.m., units from Salem Fire/Rescue are responding to a report of a tree on a wire in the area of 224th Avenue and 116th Street. Caller reporting to dispatch that a branch fell on a wire and the wire is arcing. Dispatch is calling We Energies. UPDATE 12:32 p.m. — Rescue unit is […]

Wind advisory in effect until 7 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for a portion of Wisconsin including Kenosha County. The advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. Winds are forecast to be 25 to 35 mph with gusts as high as 45 mph. That’s about what the data at Kenosha Airport is showing. ShareTweet0 Shares

Salem Fire Association to host spaghetti dinner April 29

Note: The Salem Fire Association is advertising this event on westofthei.com The Salem Fire Association will host a spaghetti dinner April 29 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Salem Fire Station 8339 Antioch Road, Salem. Tickets are $7 per adult, $5 per child 12 and under with kids under 5 free. Those attending will also be […]

Weather update: Storms still forecast for tonight

A strong chance of thunderstorms, perhaps severe, is still in the forecast for the area tonight. After that, Tuesday is the only day free of a chance of rain through Thursday in the National Weather Service forecast. UPDATE 3:04 p.m. — The National Weather Service office in Sullivan is reporting that a strong thunderstorm is moving into the Milwaukee area. As it […]

Home based business workshop at Community Library-Salem on April 19

Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation and the Salem Community Library are partnering on a workshop for those interested in a home based business. The workshop is Home Based Business – Plan to Prosper on April 19 10 a.m. to noon. Do you have a Home Based Business or would you like to start one? Explore […]

Units responding to Riverview School for investigation

At 8:31 p.m., Silver Lake Fire Department and police are responding to Riverview School for an investigation. Dispatch says something may have been set on fire outside the school. UPDATE 8:42 p.m. — A fire department unit is returning to quarters. UPDATE 8:44 p.m. — Another fire department unit returning to quarters. ShareTweet0 Shares

Thunderstorms certain tonight, says National Weather Service

The National Weather Service is now calling for a 100 percent chance of thunderstorms tonight. There’s a 50 percent chance of severe thunderstorms Sunday and a 70 percent of severe thunderstorms Sunday night in the same forecast. A 30 percent chance of rain will linger Monday and there is a chance of frost Monday night as temps dip into the […]

Kerkman announces run for 61st Assembly District

State Rep. Samantha Kerkman, the Republican who represents the 66th Assembly District, is going to run for the new 61st District Assembly seat, she announced today. Here is her full campaign announcement: State Rep. Samantha Kerkman, 38, announced that she is seeking re- election to the State Assembly. Kerkman is running for her seventh term […]

Silver Lake Citizens for Growth dance is Sunday

The Silver Lake American Legion and the Silver Lake Citizens for Growth are hosting a dance tomorrow, Sunday, April 15 at 2 p.m. The featured bad “Still Kickin” JB will be playing from 2 to 6 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. Come out and enjoy good music, meet your friends and neighbors and you […]

Girl Scout Troop 7286 visits Madison

State Rep. Samantha Kerkman welcomed Girl Scout Troop #7286 from Twin Lakes to the Capitol on Saturday, March 24. The group of Cadette Scouts took a tour of the building and learned more about state government. They came with their leader, Lori Popanda. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding for report of tree on fire in Wheatland

At 8:57 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire and Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a tree on fire in the 5200 block of Highway 83 (north), Wheatland. Dispatch reports that tree is about 50 feet from a home at the site. UPDATE 9:01 p.m. — Deputy out at the scene and […]

Wilmot trap team results versus Jefferson

Wilmot Panthers trap shooting team took on the Jefferson Eagles in trap shooting Tuesday at home. Varsity  won 119-109. Top 5 shooters: Joe Aselson, John Lass, Dakotah Gyger, Ryan Lipstreuer, John Mc Rae. JV celebrated their fourth victory 112-105.  Top 5 shooters: Brendon Pietschman, Perfect 25, James Daniels, Jacob Head, Jacob Chism, Kyle Pufahl. Intermediate […]

Silver Lake pays off loans with reserve funds

The Silver Lake Village Board recently paid off three loans using reserve funds, saying the interest savings made it worthwhile. The total payoff amount for all of the loans was about $455,000. Trustee Sotiria Wilbur, the Finance Committee chairman, estimated minimum interest savings of about $127,000. Annual premium savings would be approximately $98,000. The pay-offs were approved at the March […]

Randall Town Board implements launch stickers but tables fee increases

The Randall Town Board voted to mplement a boat trailer sticker system for paid launch fees, but tabled any change to higher launch fees themselves until further information can be gathered. Last month, the town Plan Commission recommended the Town Board enact hefty increases in boat launch fees. Current boat launch annual passes are $15 […]

Showers and thunderstorms in weekend forecast

Rain showers and thunderstorms are in the National Weather Service forecast for this weekend. There’s a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms Saturday, a 70 percent chance Saturday night, a 60 percent chance Sunday and back to 70 percent chance Sunday night. Temps will be pleasant — high 60s low 70s — if you can get out to enjoy […]

WisDOT to host Highway K and 45 roundabout meeting

View Larger Map The Wisconsin Department of Transportation host a meeting on April 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Kenosha County Center, Highwasy 45 and 50, Bristol, a proposal to locate a roundabout at the Highway 45 and K intersection. Roundabouts along Highway 45 have been proposed by the state at several intersections along […]

Salem to revive use of committees

The Salem Town Board will return to using board committees, a practice that had fallen out of use. Chairman Diann Tesar made the proposal at Monday’s regular Town Board meeting. The old committee structure was actually still on the books and Tesar, as chairman, could have simply appointed new people to the existing committees in the ordinance: […]

Benefit to help 3 year old with medical bills

The Benefit for Ben on April 14, from 4 to 10 p.m. at Rumpoles, 352 E. Main St., Twin Lakes will help the family of Ben Beranis meet mounting medical bills. Ben, 3 years old, has a rare medical condition that doctors at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin are treating and trying to diagnose. Since birth, […]

Randall electors consider fire department initiatives at annual meeting

Two advisory questions regarding the Randall Fire Department were considered and approved by electors at the Randall town annual meeting Tuesday. Both were approved, but the Town Board is not bound to enact or even further discuss either, town Chairman Bob Stoll pointed out. Resident Anthony Johnson made both motions, which were: Discontinue the cadet […]

Wilmot UHS to present Little Shop of Horrors

Wilmot Union High School will be presenting Little Shop of Horrors. Show dates and times are: April 20, 7:00 p.m.;  April 21, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; April 22, 2 p.m. Ticket prices are: $7 adult, $5 for seniors and students. Tickets are on sale now; call 862-2351 ext. 502 for more information. According to […]

Units responding for crash on I-94

At 10 p.m., Somers Fire and Rescue and aheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a rollover crash on the Highway 50 off ramp from I-94. There are reportedly no injuries. ShareTweet0 Shares

Units responding to report of crash in Twin Lakes

At 9:33 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department and Police are responding to a report of a rollover crash at Highways P and O, Twin Lakes. UPDATE 9:34 p.m. — Police officer at the scene reports that there are no injuries, dispatch says. ShareTweet0 Shares

Electors grant Salem Town Board authority to purchase park land for another year

The Salem Town Board has been granted by its electors the authority to purchase park land through April 15, 2013. The authorization came at the annual meeting of the electors Tuesday evening at Town Hall. The board is not currently looking at any specific property, but will now have the authority if something becomes available. […]

Salem and Western Kenosha County Tennis Association to offer adult tennis program

Salem in partnership with the Western Kenosha County Tennis Association is offering a tennis program for adults. There will be two sessions of instruction offered: Wednesdays June 13, 20, 27 and July 11, 18, 25, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Central High School Tennis Courts on Highway 83, Salem. Cost: $45. Saturdays June 2, […]

Salem School fourth graders visit Madison

Salem Grade School’s 4th grade took their annual trip to Madison on March 16. Students made stops at the Cave of the Mounds, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, and the State Capitol building. Salem had a chance to visit all three branches of government and actually got to see the Assembly in action. State Rep. Samantha […]

Rezoning along Highway 50 for moving veterinarian clinic OK with Salem Town Board

View Larger Map A request to rezone property along Highway 50 from agricultural use to community business use received the endorsement of the Salem Town Board Monday night. The property, owned by Norman Brandes, is located on the south side of the highway, about 2,200 feet west of 261st Avenue, Salem. The rezoning is needed to accommodate plans to […]

Hackmatack goes west — and out of Kenosha County

The area now being focused on for a proposed federal wildlife refuge no longer includes parts of Western Kenosha County, Salem officials said Monday. Town Supervisor Dan Campion and town administrator Patrick Casey recently attended a meeting on the Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge and found that including parts of Western Kenosha County is no longer […]

Units responding for crash on Highway 45 in Bristol

At 5:55 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for a report of a crash on Highway 45 south of Highway 50 in Bristol. Dispatch says report is an SUV rolled over onto its roof. Two people are still inside. UPDATE 5:59 p.m. — Deputies blocking Highway 45 traffic at Highway […]

Units responding for report of Randall grass fire

At about 12:40 p.m., Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue are responding to a report of a grass fire in the 9100 block of  371st Avenue, Randall. UPDATE 12:52 p.m. — Fire appears to be out, a deputy reports View Larger Map ShareTweet0 Shares

Wilmot HS seeking Hall of Fame nominees

Wilmot Union High School is currently seeking applicants for its Hall of Fame. In order to be eligible for this honor, candidates must have graduated from Wilmot Union High School in 2001 or earlier. Candidates meeting this sole criterion will then be judged based upon the following: Leadership. Achievements. Service to his/her community. Other factors […]

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